Pulling together

Construction students from the College of West Anglia with the Parson Drove Jubilee memorial they helped to create.
Construction students from the College of West Anglia with the Parson Drove Jubilee memorial they helped to create.
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A group of students from the College of West Anglia pulled together to construct and erect a unique memorial on the village green at Parson Drove.

The memorial was commissioned by the Parson Drove Street pride group to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The new structure incorporates specific features taken from the existing key clock tower memorial to Queen Victoria, using VR SIXTY YEARS instead of numbers 1 to 12.

The metal crafted structure was built by the engineering students, painted by the motor vehicle and body shop students and installed by the construction students; they all pulled together to create a unique structure which is now on the green.

Two local companies helped pull the structure together – Cobra Engineering rolled the main frame and Mec-A-Tec cut out the letters. The ballast used for the plinth was also donated by Gary Patrick Sand and Gravel.

Roger Reader, member of the Street Pride group and college tutor, said: “It was good to see students from different disciplines working together to produce such a piece that people will enjoy looking at for years to come. I’m very proud of what these students did.”